By Ben Jealous
President of People for the American Way 

Across America, Students Must Learn All History

 

April 21, 2022

Black history is American history.

That shouldn't be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous.

Youngkin got elected in part by embracing a dishonest campaign launched by far-right activists to make parents fear that teaching about racism represents some kind of sinister plot to shame and indoctrinate children.

Once he took office, the very first official action he took as governor was to sign an executive order supposedly designed to "get divisive concepts out of our schoo...



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